CK: I think it’s a piece about human connection. It could be a story about conflict and politics in the Middle East, but it’s not. Each character is changed for the better by someone from the other “side”. With the help of music as the common language, we begin to see that there are no sides. We all share loneliness, isolation, disappointment as well as deep love and happiness.
buzz: What attracted you to this part in “The Band’s Visit?”
CK: Dina is so very different than Carole. She is weathered and full of shadows. I love her biting humor and dry wit. It’s fun to dig into those parts of myself, even if they are sometimes painful.